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ERIC Number: EJ1205166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar-15
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Examining U.S. and Japanese College Students' Differences in Psychological Distress: The Mediating Roles of Valued Action And Experiential Avoidance
Drake, Chad E.; Masuda, Akihiko; Dalsky, David; Stevens, Kimberly T.; Kramer, Sam; Primeaux, Sunni J.; Muto, Takashi; Mitamura, Takashi
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v41 n1 p25-40 Mar 2019
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a counseling modality that features values clarification interventions. However, a well-established ACT-consistent measure of values for practitioners and researchers is lacking. The present study, therefore, examined an exploratory measure called the Valued Time and Difficulty Questionnaire (VTDQ; Wilson et al. 2010) and investigated the possible explanatory role of multiple ACT constructs on psychological distress. Obtained cross-national differences with a sample of 188 U.S. and 223 Japanese students were consistent with previous research. Moreover, a multiple mediator model revealed significant indirect effects of VTDQ subscale scores for time and difficulty on the association between culture and symptoms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States; Japan